Electromagnetic Scattering and its Applications

  • L. P. Bayvel
  • A. R. Jones

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. L. P. Bayvel, A. R. Jones
    Pages 1-73
  3. L. P. Bayvel, A. R. Jones
    Pages 74-131
  4. L. P. Bayvel, A. R. Jones
    Pages 132-162
  5. L. P. Bayvel, A. R. Jones
    Pages 183-198
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 268-289

About this book

Introduction

Whenever a wave encounters an obstacle a number of processes occur. For large objects we envisage reflection and transmission with refraction and, in ·many cases, absorption. These phenomena can be described with the aid of ray tracing or geometrical optics, but they do not completely describe the interaction. Diffraction also occurs, and this can only be described by the properties of waves, wave optics. When the object is less than or of the order of the wavelength these processes cannot be so simply understood. The whole interaction is governed by wave optics, and the interactions are lumped together under the heading 'scattering'. Associated with the above there may be changes in frequency of the wave. This may arise due to the Doppler effect if the obstacle is moving or changing in time in any way. Also there can be changes in the energy of the object which must be matched by the wave, such as, for example, in the Raman effect.

Keywords

growth optics refractive index spectroscopy

Authors and affiliations

  • L. P. Bayvel
    • 1
  • A. R. Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical TechnologyImperial College, University of LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-6746-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-6748-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6746-8
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